How Jay Z's Friends & Fans Celebrated His Birthday on Instagram

Jay-Z attends the Armand de Brignac 'A Taste of Gold' party
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Jay-Z attends the Armand de Brignac 'A Taste of Gold' party hosted by Jay-Z and the editor of GQ Magazine Dylan Jones at Automat on July 2, 2008 in London, England. 

Today (Dec. 4) is Jay Z's 46th birthday and fans took to Instagram to wish him well and honor his influence, making #JayZ a trending topic on the app. 

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Here's a sampling of how Hova was celebrated online:

Nicki Minaj posted a pic with the rap legend.

Sag SEASON!!!!! Happy Bday JAY ----------

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

Sean "Puffy" Combs wished him a happy birthday.


Happy birthday my brother HOV!

A photo posted by Sean "Diddy" Combs (@iamdiddy) on


The Brooklyn Nets tipped their hats. 


Tipping our hats and wishing #JayZ a Happy Birthday!

A photo posted by Brooklyn Nets (@brooklynnets) on


Fans posted inspirational quotes... 


Nobody built like you you designed yourself! #quotes #Jayzquotes #NewYorkGritty

A photo posted by Jay Ax (@ifyouaxme) on


And lyrics...



And flashbacks...


Happy Birthday GOAT #SeanCarter #Hov #december4th1969 the best breathing

A photo posted by Henny Hardaway (@jaybrooks1994) on


And, of course, Billboard got in on it too. Happy birthday Hova!


Happy Birthday #JayZ | Photo: L. Cohen/WireImage

A photo posted by Billboard (@billboard) on



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